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RE: batteries

is everything working properly Now ? starting battery was not charged 'enough' YET ! load spikes from the the generator 'starter' ? causing transients on the chassis electrical systemEverything is working fine now.When the generator started the speed monitor went back down and the windshield wipers just barely moved.The only thing when i shut the motor off it was like the starting battery didnt recieve one bit of a charge.No juice so what ever.The headlights wont even come on but the generator started right up without the motor on without any problem.I guess its time to buy a new starting battery.The last time this happened was when i wired the house batteries the wrong way.I missed my step up because it came out so hard.Do you know if the onbourd generator will charge the starting battery?The starting battery is not hooked together with the house batteries.I have a 92 thor pinnacle.With a 4000 watt onan generator.
joe0508 05/27/18 06:35pm Tech Issues
batteries

I have something funny that happened to me the other day when i had a drained starting battery.After i jumped it off i ran it for a while and tryed to start the generator while the motor was running.As the generator was trying to start the windshield wipers tryed to come on and the speed monitor started to rise all while setting still and not touching the controls.Anyone have any idea what could have caused this?Surge maybe?
joe0508 05/25/18 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: batteries

Most of the time it had been in storage had been winter.I keep the water up and make sure i have a full charge.This has worked for me a long time.Could the winter months and it being outside storage explain what happen or could it be something else?Anyway im gonna get a new starting battery and see if that helps but i hope it dont happen again.
joe0508 05/23/18 10:08pm Tech Issues
batteries

I put my rv in storage and used the disconnects to turn the batteries off.I have done this several times with no problem.This time i left it longer than i should have probley six months or longer.When i came back all my batteries were dead.I jumped it and it started.I let it idle for probley an hour and shut it off.I tryed to restart it and nothing not even a light came on the dash.The generator restarted though.Is it possible for the batteries to go dead after six months of sitting even with the disconnects?
joe0508 05/23/18 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

Thats why I was asking about the pepcock at the fresh tank area. I would think without shutting that off your sucking air through the fresh tank.I take the inlet line off the pump and attach another line to go to the jug.The tank is unhooked from the pump.Do you think my priming techniques is the way it works?I think since i am taking the tank out of the equation it is obsolete?I hook a separate line to the pump in place of the one going to the tank to go to the antifreeze jug..It is the same one i used last year and it worked.If for some reason it had failed to prime on its own do you think if i fed the line going to the pump with antifreeze manually before stating the pump and than when the line is full start the pump for a second.Would this be the way to prime it manually?
joe0508 10/24/17 09:45pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

Thats why I was asking about the pepcock at the fresh tank area. I would think without shutting that off your sucking air through the fresh tank.I take the inlet line off the pump and attach another line to go to the jug.The tank is unhooked from the pump.
joe0508 10/23/17 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

I had a trailer that gave me trouble in the past. I would have to close all taps then open only one for it to prime. Sometimes I would have to open and close it a couple of times. Keep the siphon hose as short as possible. Place the antifreeze jug close to the pump and make sure it isn’t getting sucked to the bottom of the jug. I cut my hose on an angle. Good luck.Yea.I think the length of pipe i have leading to the jug is a little long.I took the original pipe off and replaced it with one of my own.The pipe is 3 foot to the jug an elbow with another foot and half down in the jug.Im thinking maybe i need to bend that elbow up and fill it up with antifreeze and turn the pump on.. that might just get it to working again?
joe0508 10/22/17 10:03pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump

Joe0508 hopefully you figured out the problem. When you added the connection to draw from the anti freeze jug did it have a pepcock to stop drawing from the fresh tank? https://i.imgur.com/V9b0i8Nl.jpgNo.It doesnt have any valves at or near the pump or the tank.The only valves i have is on the back of the hotwater heater.I have the two that runs from the hotwater heater off and the middle one that connects the two on.I have done this before with no problem.This time i drained the tank using the pump but i didnt think i runned it dry because it was still flowing when i shut the pump off.the water stopped shortly after..Im pretty sure its a priming problem because it worked fine when i shut it off.I just wasnt sure how to self prime it.I think i got it.I think i need to feed the antifreeze directly with a turkey baster or something similar and than once it excepts it shut the pump off and put it in the antifreeze?I tryed to open faucets and toilet but not for very long.It will take me a while to get back to to try these things because it is in storage and i am over the road but i will have to get back to it soon before the weather gets bad.Thanks for all the replies as always.Great forum
joe0508 10/22/17 06:55pm Tech Issues
water pump

I have a surflow water pump 40psi.I went to winterize it.I drained all the water from the water heater and bypassed it.I than drained the fresh water tank using the water pump and letting the water pump out the holding tank.Than after i saw the water was slowing down from the faucet i shut the pump off and let the water stop at the faucet.Than i took my jug of antifreeze to the pump where i took off the fitting from the tank to the pump.Than i fitted a straight pipe with an elbow so i could put it down in the antifreeze.After i got all that put together.I turned on the faucet than the pump.The pump operated but didnt pump out any antifreeze from the jug and nothing from the faucet not even a spit.I think i need to prime it but dont know how?
joe0508 10/21/17 06:41pm Tech Issues
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